Warlocks Games and Beer

Warlocks Games and Beer is a place where video games, tabletop games, nerd culture, and brewing beer come together.
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Jonathan P Niess
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Houston, Texas
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We have reached a point where it has become obvious that we are not going to reach our goal. We are now executing our backup plan. In this plan Warlocks becomes an online entity for the most part. We will continue our podcast and will also amp up the number of videos and other content via the website and Youtube. 

The bottom line is that WE ARE NOT GIVING UP and you should not give up on us either. We have to change gears for a while but we still intend on finishing the race. In the future we see ourselves championing our brewing more than anything else. Contributions to this campaign still benefit the Warlocks experience. 

If you are thinking about contributing or have already contributed, please look at the update that talks about what is happening with funds now that we are changing the direction of Warlocks. We are still accepting contributions and we are still going to make good use of your funds. 

If you have any questions about this please email jonnydem@warlocksgamesandbeer.com with "Indiegogo gear change" in the subject.

Cheers.


WARLOCKS GAMES AND BEER

You open the door. You can make out only shapes while your eyes adjust to the light. Electronic noises and excited voices assault you from about the room. The sweet aroma of cracked barley blends beautifully with the stinging smell of hops, the earthiness of wood, and the bold flavors of an active grill. 

Your eyes finally focus...

Welcome to Warlocks Games and Beer. 


  




WHAT IS WARLOCKS GAMES AND BEER?

This is where craft beer and nerd culture collide, and you’ll want to be here when it happens.

Warlocks seeks to establish a gaming brewpub and nerd cultural center in Houston, Texas. Our customers will be able to sit at our custom arcade installation built directly into the bar, play games, and eat our nerd culture inspired foods, all while enjoying the very best in craft beer, including our very own crowd-pleasing beers brewed in-house.

For the past year, Warlocks has been a member of the League of Extraordinary Brewers, the world’s first collaborative brew pub in which up and coming brewers can brew and sell their beer on site. During our time at the League, we have sold over $13,000 worth of beer. Any time any of our beer is put on tap, we float the keg in only a couple of days. It has kept us constantly brewing to keep up. After seeing how much demand there is for our beer, we’re ready to add much needed capacity to the brewing operation and graduate into our own bar and brewing space.

At The League, Warlocks has introduced gaming aspects into the space as well. Some of our most popular games include retro console games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers. It’s also common to see a game of Fluxx, Munchkin, or Cards Against Humanity. We appreciate retro console games and fun party games, but during Warlock’s tenure, the League has also played host to marathon Twilight Imperium games, the furious haggling of Settlers of Catan, and the spine-tingling adventures of Arkham Horror. If you’ve heard of any of those games before, you know this is where you want to play them. And if you haven’t, please come by and we’d love to teach you.

This crowd funding campaign is to fund our move into the new Warlocks establishment. We need funds to secure a location, build special features into the space, and obtain brewing equipment. We have a lot of awesome ideas and the experience to execute on them. All we need now is the funding to make them happen.


LOCATION

Currently we are looking at the area of east downtown Houston also known as EaDo. We are in talks right now with the owner of a space in that area. We feel

that a more central Houston location will yield the best turnout. We will keep updating this campaign as we have more to share.


PROJECTS

One of the best parts of visiting an establishment like Warlocks for the first time is seeing how the owners have let their nerdiness hang out. For us, that means fun, competition, and technology all play a starring role in our brewpub.

We have many projects planned here, but rather than spill the beans on this page, we invite you to visit our site and learn about our amazing features. They really represent our edge and commitment to customer experience.

  

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE PROJECTS




-THE BUSINESS STUFF-


THE MISSION

Warlocks Games and Beer is a combination of our passions; games and beer. We strive for excellence in Community and Quality. We recognize that these two elements are of the utmost importance and our success hinges on our execution of them.

The gaming and nerd culture is an awesome Community to be a part of. The core of this culture is made up of passionate individuals that love their craft, their hobbies, or their jobs. At Warlocks, we want to create a safe place to meet and experience the people and ideas of this awesome culture that we belong to.

However, none of what we say is worth the webpage it's written on without an exacting eye for Quality. Our standards are such that we are proud of our products and services. We demand excellence from ourselves and from our craft, as I'm sure our beer fans will agree. With these standards comes the confidence to stand behind everything we do.


WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

We are running this crowd funding campaign to get you involved in making Warlocks a place built by the geek crowd for the geek crowd. While we are seeking funds through other means, this is where we want the community to tell us how much they love our concept. The funds raised through this campaign go directly to rent, hardware, furniture builds, modifications in the space we ultimately move into, software development, and licencing. We want to keep building, expanding, and transforming Warlocks into a cultural landmark that represents the best of nerds and craft beer fans.

Excess funding beyond what’s needed to fully produce the projects and outfit the bar will go into brewing equipment. A lot of our fans know us for the beer we make. We have gone back and forth on how we are going to execute the brewing side of Warlocks. Right now, we feel our best route is to make Warlocks a true brewpub. This would mean that we are going to be brewing in the same building as the bar. Although this is our plan, our first priority is to secure and build-out the bar/restaurant space. The second is licensing and brewing related equipment. If we can't completely launch as a true brewpub, we do have plans to brew under a separate arrangement. This means we do indeed plan on having Warlocks beer flowing when the doors open. Either way, please be patient with us. We want to bring you into our community and share the experience of Warlocks just as soon as we can.


-PERK DESCRIPTIONS-

The details about how many of these perks relate to features in the bar are on our webpage.

ADD A T-SHIRT OR A HAT

To add a special edition Warlocks T-shirt or baseball cap featuring new never before seen Warlocks art, please add the corresponding amount to your pledge or simply choose that perk above.

Hat: $35

T-shirt: $30

On top of that, for each shirt or hat you get we will contribute $5 to this year’s Warlocks Extra Life campaign. Haven’t heard of Extra Life? Here in Houston, we support Texas Children’s Hospital by gaming for twenty-four hours every fall.

IndieGoGo does not allow you to select more than one perk so we have had to make some adjustments to make this work. To ensure this process runs smoothly we are using a service called BackerKit that will be a great help to the background operations of our campaign.


“THE COVEN” MEMBERSHIP

“The Coven” is what we are calling our loyalty program. We have plans to integrate The Coven into the technology in the bar and offer game-ified promotions. This membership will require a modest registration fee for people who enroll after Warlocks opens its doors. You have the chance be among the first enrolled with your perk paying your way, but you also get an advantage that no one else gets: an XP bonus. Each of the perks goes into detail about the different bonuses offered.

Membership includes:

-food and drink specials

-party invites

-chance to compete in special tournaments and the Warlocks Championship

-ability to earn XP that can be redeemed for merch, food, and privileges

-IndieGoGo exclusive XP bonuses for life


A CHALLENGER APPEARS - FIGHTER INTRODUCTION SCREENS (BIO'S)

Some crowd funding campaigns put your name on a Thank You Wall. We can do you one better.

We will work with you to create a fighting-game style character Bio just for you. Your Bio will show up on our Bar Arcade Display as part of the “Attract Mode” feature, a semi-random selection of bar information. Bios feature a picture and pertinent fight stats, like your favorite Warlocks beer, favorite game, or favorite quotes. How often your screen shows up depends on how many people choose to walk this path of legends.


WARLOCKS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES "Tournament Contender"

This perk enrolls you into our first competition for the Championship Mug, an oversized mug that holds more beer than other barware. It serves as our championship "belt".

Challengers will be chosen differently in the future but, since this is the first Warlocks Championship, we are giving you, our awesome crowd funding supporters, the right to compete to become the first ever Warlocks Champion!

Everyone who chooses this level automatically receives a T-shirt, hat, “The Coven” membership + a healthy XP Boost, and your name will be recorded and preserved on the bar walls among the other inaugural competitors. But to be remembered as the victor of that battle, you’ll have to defeat your fellow challengers.  


ULTIMATE HOUSTON BEER WEEKEND

First, we fly you round trip from anywhere in the contiguous United States to Houston, pour you into a private limo with plenty of craft beer, and fill the weekend with epic nerd awesomeness in between. You will be wined beered, dined, and treated to unique activities that can only be experienced in Houston, TX. It will be a legendary weekend that only Warlocks can deliver.

A WARLOCKS DINNER

Our future chef, Josh, will prepare a five-course meal for you and ten friends. With each course, our brewers will pair the best of Warlocks beer with Josh’s gourmet fare. After dinner, it’s games and more beer. We’ll have our Cards Against Brewmanity on hand for after dinner entertainment, or bring your own game you’ve been aching to play. We can do this for five groups only.

“Tapped In” DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Tapped In is an upcoming documentary about the exploding craft beer scene in Houston. The crew is kicking off their own crowd funding campaign on July 1st. This perk allows you to attend a screening of the finished documentary at Warlocks Games and Beer.


Add-ons

We will be creating add-ons for you to claim after the campaign is over just in case there is an item you were not able to get within the Perk you chose. Here is our current list of add-ons:

T-shirt

-Limited edition T-shirt designed by Toni Shelton

Hat

-Never before released Warlocks logo baseball cap

Tapping In” Documentary Screening

-Invite to viewing party of the Houston craft beer documentary “Tapping In”

Warlocks Signed Poster

-Warlocks logo poster signed by the Warlocks crew


PARTING WORDS

We appreciate the time that you have spent looking at our campaign. We can't express enough gratitude to those of you who have chosen support our campaign with your hard earned money. If you truly want to support this project but do not have the means to do it with money, please do it with your time and effort. It takes just a couple of minutes to share this campaign on your Facebook timeline or to tell a friend at work or school. Use the social media buttons provided on this page. Wish us luck and hop on board as we do our best to make this dream of ours a reality.

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  • $1USD
    High Five

    We appreciate your support and would love to give you a high five! You can redeem this perk any time you see one of us.

    6 claimed
  • $30USD
    Special Edition T-shirt

    Select this perk to receive a special edition Warlocks T-shirt only available to backers. We will also donate $5 to the Warlocks Extra Life campaign. Extra Life benefits the Children's Miracle Network. You can also add a T-shirt to any other perk by adding $30 to your contribution. Add $7 if we need to ship outside U.S.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
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    $60USD
    (EB) Coven "Apprentice" +10%XP

    EARLY BIRD! We like early movers. This makes you a member of “The Coven” loyalty program. You will receive XP points that can be spent on merchandise, food, and privileges. This perk lets you earn an additional 5% XP for every purchase for life + an extra 5% for being an early backer.

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • SOLD OUT

    $100USD
    Out-of-Towner Swag Pack

    You get limited edition Warlocks T-shirt, Warlocks baseball cap, Warlocks coasters (4), Warlocks sticker, and Warlocks bottle opener. Add $7 if we need to ship outside U.S.

    2 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
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    $150USD
    Coven "Journeyman" + 15% XP

    You now are a member of “The Coven” loyalty program. This will allow you to receive XP points for purchases at Warlocks that can be spent on merchandise, food, and privileges. This perk lets you earn an additional 15% XP for every purchase for life.

    2 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2015
  • SOLD OUT

    $150USD
    (EB)Coven "Journeyman" +20% XP

    EARLY BIRD! You now are a member of “The Coven” loyalty program. This will allow you to receive XP points for purchases at Warlocks that can be spent on merchandise, food, and privileges. This perk lets you earn an additional 15% XP for every purchase for life + an extra 5% for being an early backer.

    7 out of 7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2015
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    $400USD
    Tournament Contender

    You will be one of the chosen, one of the first Warlocks Contenders. You will be entered into the first Warlocks Championship where you will do battle with the other contenders in multiple forms of nerd combat. The winner, the Warlock Champion, will be awarded the Champions Mug. Includes special edition t-shirt + hat + a fighter bio on the bar arcade display! + “The Coven” membership with the 20% XP boost.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2015
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    $500USD
    A Warlocks Dinner

    You and your ten closest friends will be treated to a five-course meal prepared by Warlocks' future chef, Chef Josh. With each course, our brewers will pair the best of Warlocks beer with Josh’s gourmet fare. After dinner, it’s games and more beer. We’ll have our Cards Against Brewmanity on hand for after dinner entertainment, or bring your own game you’ve been aching to play.

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $6,000USD
    Houston Beer Weekend

    First, we fly you round trip from anywhere in the contiguous United States to Houston, pour you into a private limo with plenty of craft beer, and fill the weekend with epic nerd awesomeness in between. You will be beered, dined, and treated to unique activities that can only be experienced in Houston, TX. It will be a legendary weekend that only Warlocks can deliver.

    0 out of 1 claimed
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